I’ll be at the “East Coast National” this week – anyone got any good info on this show? I’ve never been. I’d love to get some serious commons wantlist items filled – but we’ll see.
That said, next up in the line of Topps Lineage oddball sets – 1964 Topps Stand-ups.
77 cards in the set.
- Set Design: The standard-size set color shots of the player over a green and yellow background. The player’s photo is perforated in a way that you can fold the yellow background on the top to “stand up” the player. The
- Packs: Topps issued the set in 1-card packs (1¢), and I’ve read there are also 5-cent packs, but I’ve never seen one. The 1-cent packs came 120 to a box.
- Hall of Fame: There are 19 Hall of Famers in this set.
- Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Clemente, Don Drysdale, Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew, Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle, Juan Marichal, Eddie Mathews, Willie Mays, Bill Mazeroski, Willie McCovey, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Warren Spahn, Billy Williams, Carl Yastrzemski
- Last Active player: Carl Yastrzemski was the last active player from this set – he played his final game with Boston 19 years later, on October 2, 1983.
- Variations: There aren’t any variations in the set, but 7 cards are listed as SP – Mays and Koufax in particular.
The box has cartoons of baseball players in various poses, just like the packs do.